Urban Alchemy

Restoring Joy in America's Sorted-Out Cities

Afterword by Ken Doyno
Foreword by Jean Nouvel

What if divided neighborhoods were causing public health problems? What if a new approach to planning and design could tackle both the built environment and collective well-being at the same time? What if cities could help each other?

Dr. Mindy Thompson Fullilove, the acclaimed author of Root Shock, uses her unique perspective as a public health psychiatrist to explore and identify ways of healing social and spatial fractures simultaneously. Using the work of French urbanist Michel Cantal-Dupart and the American urban design firm Rothschild Doyno Collaborative as guides as well as urban restoration projects from France and the US as exemplary cases, Fullilove identifies nine tools that can mend our broken cities and reconnect our communities to make them whole.


 

Details

Title Urban Alchemy
Subtitle Restoring Joy in America's Sorted-Out Cities
Afterword by Ken Doyno
Foreword by Jean Nouvel
Publisher New Village Press
BISAC Subject Heading ARC000000 ARCHITECTURE
POL000000 POLITICAL SCIENCE
SOC000000 SOCIAL SCIENCE
Dewey (abridged) 900-999 History, geography, (& biography)
300-399 Social sciences
BISAC Merchandising Themes List ET Cultural Heritage
TP Topical
Audience 01 General / trade
BIC time period qualifier 3J Modern period, c 1500 onwards
Credit Mindy Thompson Fullilove
Title First Published 04 June 2013
Subject Scheme Identifier Code      93 Thema subject category: AM      93 Thema subject category: JP      93 Thema subject category: JB
Includes Index; Bibliography; Appendices; Commentaries; Notes
 
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 352 p. Index . Bibliography . Appendices . Commentaries . Notes .
Product Detail Trade paperback (US)
ISBN-10 1-61332-010-8
ISBN-13 978-1-61332-010-5
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9781613320105
Related Formats Electronic version available as GTIN-13 - (EAN 13) 9781613320129
Publication Date 04 June 2013
Publication New York, United States
Main content page count 352
Illustrations 175 Illustrations
halftones, black & white
Dimensions 6 x 9 x 0.8 in.
Weight 19.5 oz.
List Price $19.95
 
Format ePub
Nb of pages 352 p. Index . Bibliography . Appendices . Commentaries . Notes .
Product Detail EPUB
ISBN-10 1613320124
ISBN-13 9781613320129
Related Formats Epublication based on (print product) GTIN-13 - (EAN 13) 9781613320105
Publication Date 06 April 2013
Product Content Text (eye-readable), Still images / graphics, Photographs, Maps and/or other cartographic content
Main content page count 352
Illustrations 175 Illustrations
175 illustrations, black & white
List Price $19.95
 

Summary

Illustrations

Foreword

Introduction

Part I: The Madness of the Sorted-Out City

Chapter 1: From Illusion to Solution
Chapter 2: Our Hearts Inspired

Part II: Align

Chapter 3: Element 1: Keep the Whole City in Mind
Chapter 4: Element 2: Find What You're FOR
Chapter 5: Element 3: Make a Mark

Part III: Create

Chapter 6: Element 4: Unpuzzle the Fractured Space
Chapter 7: Element 5: Unslum All Neighborhoods
Chapter 8: Element 6: Create Meaningful Places
Chapter 9: Element 7: Strengthen the Region

Part IV: Connect

Chapter 10: Element 8: Show Solidarity with All Life
Chapter 11: Element 9: Celebrate Your Accomplishments

Conclusion: Give Me Your Hands

Afterword

Acknowledgments
Notes
Selected Publications by Rodrick Wallace and the Community Research Group
References
Index

Additional Materials

Reviews

Press Reviews

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Sep 1, 2013
"Her (Mindy Fullilove's) baseline concern with the dignity and wisdom of individuals, as well as the absolute necessity of broad-based consensus building, puts her approach on a clear moral high ground to which every urban planner and builder ought to give greater commitment, because it's right and because it works.
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- Charles Rosenblum

American Institute Of Architects' Oculus
Jan 29, 2015
The book is actually a collection of bright and joyous urban tales played out by Fullilove, an exuberant storyteller.
- Annie Coggan

Events

Mindy Fullilove Root Shock book launch at Pittsburgh Housing Summit
University of Pittsburgh, S. Bouquet St. Pittsburgh, PA 15260, Thursday, November 10, 2016, 6:30pm - Friday, November 11, 2016, 12pm

Dr. Mindy Thompson Fullilove will launch the new edition of her seminal work Root Shock at the Pittsburgh Housing Summitt, featuring two new forewords by Pittsburgh artist Carlos Peterson and NYC Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett. The panel will engage members from the community and on campus in cross-disciplinary dialogues related to issues explored in Root Shock. The Summit will also provide participants the opportunity to visit local neighborhoods and meet residents who have been impacted by displacement.

Thursday November 10
 

12:00–2:00 PM Book panel and discussion with Dr. Mindy Fullilove on Root Shock: How Tearing Up City Neighborhoods Hurts America and What We Can Do About It. (Panelists TBA). Hosted by Pitt's School of Social Work. 2017 Cathedral of Learning (lunch provided).
The panel will engage members from the community and on campus in cross-disciplinary dialogues related to issues explored in Root Shock

*NOTE: All plenary sessions will be available live via webcast. Details TBA.

6:30-9:00PM –Opening plenary and reception.120 David Lawrence Hall, University of Pittsburgh (3942 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15260)
"Where is home? How housing instability affects us all"
Keynote Speaker: Mindy Thompson Fullilove, MD, professor of urban policy and health, The New School. Fullilove has been studying epidemics in poor communities, with a focus on the relationship between urban form and mental well-being. In 2009, she launched a Main Street NJ, a study of the role in Main Streets as social and commercial centers. This study takes her to 100 Main Streets in the US, France, the Netherlands and Japan. She has authored/edited 5 books, including Urban Alchemy.


Other titles linked to this event:
Root Shock
Root Shock

Mindy Thompson Fullilove Opening Keynote at Communities & Affordable Homes Summit
Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015, Tuesday October 4, 2016, 9:00am - 5:30pm

The Communities & Affordable Homes Summit at GreenBuild 2016 will focus on the development of vibrant, sustainable communities through the lenses of resilience, social equity, health and economic opportunity. Join community and sustainability leaders, including New Village author and Honorary AIA Member Dr. Mindy Thompson Fullilove, to exchange ideas to speed economic, social, and ecological health and vitality for all communities. The Summit is part of the US Green Building Council's annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo. 


Other titles linked to this event:
Root Shock
Root Shock